Six on Saturday: 14 May 2022

Good morning from a sunny and warm North Wales. After a few days of breezy west winds, all is calm, which means the pollen is hovering, so I will be spending much of the day indoors. Hubbie has been let loose with a paintbrush again, this time painting the facias around the garage. That should keep him busy ’til lunchtime so I can relax with a coffee and whizz through some SOS posts. Here is my effort for this week’s Six on Saturday (mostly colour co-ordinated).

Heuchera ‘Marmalade in the shadiest border, looking lovely with its newer foliage. Time to remove the old leaves?

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Six on Saturday: 7 May 2022

Did you like the rain I ordered last week? My garden did – everything stood up straight instead of drooping about like sullen teenagers. Since then, it’s been a mixed bag and I’ve been doing the seedling Hokey Cokey – in, out, and shuffling them all about. Salads, peas and bean are all ready to plant out, but have we seen the last of the frost, or will it return? I might just risk it. Here are this week’s offerings for Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator.

These won’t be the first, or the last, images of clematis Montana in my Shady Border. The pink has been flowering for a couple of weeks, the white has opened this week.

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Six on Saturday: 29 January 2022

Good Morning from a windy North-East Wales, where crow has just flown past my window – backwards! The weather forecast currently is for “light winds” from the west,and slow moving clouds – err NO, we are catching the southerly edge of Storm Malik (named by the Danish Meteorological Institute).

Anyway, onwards and upwards with this week’s sad offerings for Six on Saturday, ably hosted by The Propagator.

I spy a snowdrop bud! There may be more.

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Monthly Roundup: September

Compost Corner

Not strictly September but on the last day of August, I emptied Compost Bin 2 into old growbags and compost bags – eleven in total – ready to take to the allotment to help improve the soil in my bed. So while Bin #1 does its thing over winter, I can start a new batch in Bin #2.

I could, however, have done without the eight-and-a-half-hours in A&E with chest pains that followed; and the potential diagnosis of angina following two ECGs, four blood tests, and four hours on a cardiac monitor. I am now on one low dosage aspirin a day, have a GTN spray for when the pain starts. BUT, after a chat with a cardiac nurse on September 10th, it MIGHT NOT be angina after all. Further tests are being arranged.

Gardening, apparently, is the best exercise; though I doubt she meant lugging great pots of compost around and stretching across raised bed. She probably thought I meant a little gentle pruning and a bit of weeding!

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Monthly Round-up: June

Peas and Sweet Peas

Are doing well. Not yet an overabundance, but soon, perhaps. And there are – finally – flower buds on the perennial sweet pea tower.

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